Nine new coronavirus deaths in Birmingham and Midlands as UK toll rises by 52

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There have been nine new deaths across the Midlands – including three in the Black Country and another in Birmingham.

As the UK toll rose by 52, new Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in Black Country and Birmingham hospitals.

The deaths took place in Sandwell and West Bromwich, Dudley and Wolverhampton, as well as Birmingham.

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Other deaths took place in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, according to the NHS figures released on September 30.

A further 43 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 30,005, NHS England said on Wednesday.

Patients were aged between 43 and 98 years old and all except one (aged 72) had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between August 22 and September 29.

Five other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust recorded one new death.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recorded one new death.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust recorded one new death.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust recorded one new death.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust recorded one new death.

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust recorded one new death.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust recorded two new deaths.

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust recorded one new death.

There have been 424 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period, the Department of Health has announced.

A further coronavirus-linked death has been reported to the department, although it did not occur within the last day.

The death toll recorded by the department now stands at 579.





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